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Developer Stephen Jemal Loses in Court Owes 18.9 Million

Since the summer of 2008 we have been tracking the progress of a court case of two Texas based companies: “Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd” and “Riviera Investments I Ltd” vs Stephen Jemal. You may know Stephen Jemal and his company SSJ Development,LLC – they own the vacant Lacon Court and Knapp Street properties, and […]

Exclusive: Courts Say Jemal Owes 18.9 Million – How Will This Effect Us?

Our neighborhood’s favorite wanna-be developer is up Gerritsen Creek – and apparently can’t afford to buy a paddle!

Two federal courts recently handed down multi-million dollar judgments against developer Stephen Jemal, the man the Daily News said would “re-energize” our waterfront. So much for that plan, huh NYDN?

The judgments include 11.1 million dollars […]

SSJ’s Lacon Ct Open Door and Storage Policy

In clear violation of what someone would call “LAW”,  SSJ Development’s properties at Lacon court are untouched, abandoned, vacant, dormant being used as storage for vehicles, boats, non-construction equipment, and dreaded WOODCHIPS!

On top of that, the property’s perimeter fence is not doing well either. It’s in overall bad shape and either destroyed […]

Ghost Ships

ETO & SSJ Development are Playing Tag with NYPD Harbor and DEP attempting to to dump boats in various parts of the creek.

You may be asking your self what happened those boats that were 1) floating around the creek slamming into everything and 2) the boats at the property?

Well funny […]

DEC Arrests Two GB Fisherman, SSJ Still Not Issued $10,000 fine

The State Environmental Conservation Officers recently arrested two fishermen in Brooklyn for catching dozens of striped bass that were undersized and in excess of allowable limits, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced.

(Media-Newswire.com) – State Environmental Conservation Officers recently arrested two fishermen in Brooklyn for catching dozens of striped bass […]

Boat Raised Up by ETO

ETO raised up the boat today that sank off the Danza Stephen Jemals Property last week. The coast guard was on hand to observe the raising

The boat like any other boat that sinks in the creek caused a fuel spill in and around the area.


Problems Persist for ETO and Jemal

Yesterday a boat that was docked at Stephen Jemals property was floating around unattended, bumping into docks and other boats. Harbor patrol was able to secure the boat and returned it to a slip on the Jemals property.


News 12 Picks Up on SSJ Development and ETO Creek Mess

Link to their story

ETO Creek Disaster

Our good friends Stephen Jemal and ETO have been up to no good lately.

First, A boat sank while docked on Stephen Jemals property at the old riveria marina and as a result the gas and oil leaked into the creek. The coast guard was notified and filed a report. Separately, On the […]

ETO to Jemal: Fine the Slimeball $10,000 a day, We’re Done With Him

Before I get into the debate itself lets answer why the heated debate happened in the first place. To be blunt there has a deep distrust with (ETO) Environmental Task Force Operations with local communities. There have been good reasons floating around for this distrust.

First, they are a spin off of Special […]

Environmental Taskforce Operations at Lacon Court

For those that don’t know about what’s going on at Lacon Court at the end of Devon and Everette Avenues here is a quick recap.

What used to be danazs and the boat yard are gone, they are empty lots. They were purchased byStephen Jemal former owner of the the wiz. He […]

Activity at Lacon Court

Coming in via email:

There has been a bunch of activity at the Lacon court property at the ends of Devon Avenue and Everett Avenue.

A bunch of new trailers are now in there, but they are clearing out the land, ripping out tree stumps.

We here at GerritsenBeach.net know EXACTLY whats […]

SSJ Development Ordered by DEC to Clean Up Creek

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has sent a letter to SSJ development concerning the property on Lacon Court the former location of Danza’s.

The DEC has ordered SSJ to remove all dock debris, any deteriorated platform structures, sunken boats and/or other waste.

Failure to comply with the DEC order will […]

SSJ Development: Seriously? Fix it!

If you remember… about two weeks ago there was a large wind storm in Brooklyn, 3 people died as a result of the wind that day.

As a result a lot of the construction fences all over the city were damaged. These plywood fences are basically gigantic sails when it comes to dealing […]

Stephen Jemal a No Show at Sheepshead Meeting

It looks as though Stephen Jemal did not hold up his end of a bargain with Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic.

If you don’t already know, back in June Stephen Jemal threatened to sue GerritsenBeach.net and SBPBCivic.org over a post that was made on SBPBCivic.org. It’s a long story, so read about it here.